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The Truth About Vintage Amps with Skip Simmons

Oct 11, 2022

Special guest Bryan Sours (Soursound transformers) joins us for an epic talk all about transformers!

Note: This is the longest episode of TAVA to date, and one of the most information-rich. I didn't attempt to make complete show notes for all the topics Bryan covered as it would be impossibly long. For our listeners who like to get into the weeds, this episode is for you. Dive in.

**Also, for a limited time, Bryan Sours is offering TAVA listeners a special discount: Use the code SKIPSENTME when you check out at **

This week's episode is sponsored by Calton CasesJupiter Condenser Co.Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. You can also use the discount code FRET10 to save 10% off your Izotope purchase.

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Some of the topics discussed this week:

:00 Skip has COVID

4:49 Temple Grandin in the Wall Street Journal (link)

7:18 The top boost circuit in a Vox AC30 from a Gibson GA-70? (link)

8:40 What's the deal with all these PA head and Filmosound conversions?
13:39 Special guest: Bryan Sours of Soursound: Making transformers, working with Benson amplifiers, rewinding transformers, custom transformers, and a lot more. There's a steak recipe toward the end, too. 
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